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    Our Lives Are Worth Living

    Our own Jessie Lorenz had a powerful op-ed piece in the SF Examiner.  What are your feelings about the state of healthcare access in the the USA, as it relates to people with disabilities? We'd love to hear your story and, if you're involved in any kind of advocacy related to healthcare access, tell us about it. Advocacy by the disability community has been a huge success story of 2017, … [Read more...]

    Pilot Program for SF Paratransit Consumers- Volunteers Needed

    The following came to us from SFMTA. We urge anyone who is qualified and interested to pursue this opportunity. It's vital that people with disabilities who use SF Paratransit be the ones to test this out, and have meaningful input regarding any changes or enhancements that need to be made: For some time now and particularly at the past few PCC meetings, we have discussed two new projects that … [Read more...]

    Sustainable Development and People with Disabilities

    A few days ago, The United Nations held The Sustainable Development Summit. Diplomats from all over the globe met in New York City to agree on 17 goals by which they hope to bring about positive change in the world, and improve the quality of life for all. This is not the first time the U.N. has met and set goals of this type.  It is, however, the first time that disability and people living with … [Read more...]

    ADA 25: President Obama Speaks about The Americans with Disabilities Act

    https://youtu.be/AKyBrk6ntaM … [Read more...]

    Facebook Gets It Right

    The world's most popular social networking platform, Facebook, has launched an online project which highlights various real-life examples of people using Facebook to form friendships, find old friends, or keep in touch with friends in far-flung places. Among the stories featured in Facebook Stories is a piece about ILRCSF Executive Director, who had the pleasure of spending time with Facebook … [Read more...]

    In Praise of Small Things

    ILRCSF is a small organization that is proud of big accomplishments. While the Laguna Honda lawsuit and settlement had an impact on disability rights on a national scale, it is important to remember and honor small accomplishments.  We work towards a fully accessible society not only on a systemic level. We provide support, information and advocacy to individuals who are working to establish or … [Read more...]

    Call To Action – Speak Up About Home and Community-Based Settings

    New Rules about Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings New federal rules say that community settings (including assisted living and group homes & day and work programs) must give people choice, privacy, and independence.  People also have a right to have a say in their planning and to be included into their communities. What Do the New Rules Say? The new federal rules say that HCB settings … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF Goes Global

    Over the years, ILRCSF has hosted visiting disability advocates from all over the world:  New Zealand, Taiwan, Scotland, Malaysia, The Netherlands.... Yesterday, we were honored to host a group of delegates from The Ministry of Health and Welfare - The Republic of Korea (South Korea.)  Of the 15 delegates - all experts in various fields relating to disability -  only a few spoke or understood … [Read more...]

    ALS, the Next Challenge, Deadline, August 27th!

    The ALS Association needs your help to preserve Medicare coverage for speech generating devices (SGDs) and related eye-tracking technologies that enable people with ALS to utilize SGDs. Please contact your Senators and Representatives today and ask that they sign onto the SGD Dear Colleague letter that began circulating last week in the House of Representatives by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF Chimes in on Laura’s Law

    The following is a letter submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, regarding The City's attempt to implement Laura's Law.   Dear Supervisors, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), an advocacy agency for persons with disabilities, joins such organizations as Disability Rights California, California Association of Patient Rights Advocates, and Mental … [Read more...]